SBA adds central and north Florida counties to disaster declaration for Hurricane Ian
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the addition of several Florida counties to the disaster declaration for Hurricane Ian that began Sept. 23. This expands eligibility for more businesses and residents to apply for SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program. The SBA is opening a second and third Business Recovery Center, in Bonita Springs on Wednesday and in Naples on Thursday, to provide one-on-one assistance to those applying for a disaster loan... Read More>>
Emergency relief fund activated in wake of disaster
United Way of Florida has activated the Disaster Recovery Fund for those affected by Hurricane Ian.
As part of United Way’s mission to build stronger, more resilient, and equitable communities – and to support communities affected by Hurricane Ian – United Way has created the United Way Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to help local United Ways meet immediate storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions.
“We know that many generous groups and individuals are looking to assist in repairing and rebuilding these communities devastated by Hurricane Ian,” said Meredith Egan, United Way of Indian River County CEO...Read More>>
Florida SBDC IRSC teaches how to become a bankable business
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) in collaboration with the Florida Bankers Association will conduct and host the How to Become a Bankable Business seminar. The event will take place on the IRSC Massey Campus Kight Center For Emerging Technologies in Fort Pierce on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Capital is critical for entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses....Read More>>
Help Family Promise of Martin County buy a “home” of its own
The mission of Family Promise of Martin County, a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network, is to provide temporary housing, caring support, meals and a host of social services for families with children experiencing homelessness.
The housing takes place in local religious congregations that have joined in a consortium to support the guests who turn to – or are referred to – Family Promise of Martin County.
The heart and soul of the non-profit is its Family Center, which is open Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m...Read More>>
Three IRSC students receive scholarships from Port St. Lucie Business Women
Since its inception in 1980, the Port St. Lucie Business Women has supported women in the advancement of their education at Indian River State College and in their careers. To date, the Business Women has donated more than $125,000 to the Indian River State College Foundation through its annual scholarship awards from money raised in the organization's Spring Fashion Show, assuring the future of more than 70 local women. Three outstanding students were chosen as this year's scholarship recipients...Read More>>
St. Lucie County earns three Florida Public Transportation Association marketing awards
St. Lucie County's Transit Department earned three awards for public transit marketing during the Florida Public Transportation Association’s annual conference in Sept. for its efforts to promote ART: Area Regional Transit.
St. Lucie County’s Transit staff won first-place awards in the following categories...Read More>>